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Methodist Minister, Rev. Adam Averill, 1799, on possible Scottish Origin, of West Cork, Swanton family and reputed Scottish Plantation, Castlehaven/Skibbereen c 1690s, Andersons, Hamiltons.

It is interesting that the West Cork Somervilles, descend from a Rev. Somerville who fled to Ireland from persecution in Scotland c 1690 and may coincide if there was such a Plantation.

Re the names Hamilton may be Scottish or a corruption of an old Gaelic name.

The Swantons have a tradition of industry, hard work and dissent which some would say are Scottish virtues.

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